- Associated Press - Friday, May 30, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam says his administration is talking again with officials from Volkswagen.

Haslam told the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/1gHZgel) that discussions include state incentives and other programs that could be used to encourage the German automaker to build a new SUV in Chattanooga.

VW is close to making a decision on where it will build the new vehicle.

Tennessee had offered $300 million in incentives, but withdrew the offer as workers at the plant prepared to vote on whether to join the United Auto Workers union. Workers decided against the union.

Haslam said the current talks haven’t included any discussions about unions.


Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

Copyright © 2016 The Washington Times, LLC.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Click to Read More

Click to Hide